98-year-old World War II veteran awarded Purple Heart

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A local 98-year old World War II veteran is finally getting the recognition he deserves — 75 years later.

The Las Vegas City Council awarded Private First Class Onofrio Zicari, known as “No No,” a Purple Heart at its Wednesday meeting.

Zicari took part in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach and was wounded during the battle. In the chaos, his wounds were never documented.

No No, it is wonderful to have you here today. It truly epitomizes the best of the greatest generation,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said. “We are so grateful for your service and to have you as part of our community.”

“I am just overwhelmed with everybody here. I wish you all good luck and God bless you,” Zicari said.

Zicari was also named citizen of the month.

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